Category Archives: Broome

Archie Roach wrote…

… these words – which of course – became this song: Took the Children Away. This story’s right, this story’s true I would not tell lies to you Like the promises they did not keep And how they fenced us … Continue reading

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On Monday and Tuesday of last week…

…Indigenous writers, actors, playwrights, film and documentary makers and musicians from across Australia, dropped into a little place called Fremantle (Western Australia) to put their collective heads together, and shared their yarning abilities with us wannabes. This event was called … Continue reading

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What a morning…

… I woke in a hospital bed – sore as buggery on the inside, but brighter then day on the outside. Damn that feeling hope! Kevin Rudd… a politician he may very well be, but this morning actually caused a … Continue reading

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